It's spring break at our place, but as there's snow on the ground... again... I hesitate to call it that. Besides around here it's essentially Horselandia- so we're officially on "horse break". What that means is that my daughter has hours and days to play with her growing collection of horses and invite all of her equally horse crazy friends over for an equestrian fest. Making stuff is the best part. Wire, leather, felt, ribbons... and lots of duct tape are all out as bridles and saddles are constructed morning, noon and night.
As a mom, I couldn't be happier! I'm still finding my way around all of this horse business, but what I've discovered is that it's wholesome, powerful and imaginative play that promotes cooperation and community with her friends. It's the perfect extension to my daughter's favorite part of the week- riding lessons.